I really like the bleeding heart flowers and actually tried planting a couple before this one actually grew. I am not sure what happened to them, but I assume I planted it in the wrong type of soil or in the wrong location.
The hostas were given to me by a student when I was teaching at Mary Queen of Peace School in St. John's. He (his parents) gave me a plant each year and I planted them in my yard. When I moved into my new house, weeds took over the flower garden so I rescued them. Since then they have grown really well. They have grown so well, in fact, that I have to spread them out a bit next year.
Last year I moved some soil around and decided to plant creeping phlox in the two small gardens. I planted six and they seemed to flourish. However, only 4 survived the harsh winter and they are doing really well. I will have to replace the others with new plants as soon as it warms up a bit.
There is one positive thing about the 9°F (48°F) we had yesterday - there were no flies and I had a chance to do some weeding and add them to my ever-growing compost heaps. :)
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